It was a deep garnet color, with a heady nose of oak and spice. Like most Bordeaux wines I have experienced, it was a sumptuous wine, with great complexity of both smell and flavor. It had supple fruits which gave way to a punch of acidity; as it transformed on my tongue, it again revealed plenty of oak, herbs, and spice.
I truly need to explore France more; I find I lack the necessary breadth of experience to offer any truly meaningful comparisons. I look forward to the chance to do so!
Books: Reading The Lord of the Rings, as I do each December.
Bottles: Had some Alamos 2010 Malbec recently. I think I’m ready to find a new table wine.
Guitar: Working on a oblique bending exercise, and started on “Learn to Fly.” I think next week I might also start on “A Pocketful of Stones,” from David Gilmour’s On an Island. We’ll see.
Writing: Actually, pondering a short story that would take place within the Lovecraft mythos, albeit in modern times. And on February 1 I will be launching into the third draft of Into the Shining Sun, as well as beginning the long process of trying to secure an agent. Wow!